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. >> maybe it is the u.s. government. i did write to arnie duncan perry dead -- to arnie duncan. >> thank you. >> good evening, commissioners. i will say one positive thing. joanne lead a great project, and i am looking forward to this in the fall of 2012. i want to tell you what went on. this summer of the transcripts were not sent on time to the colleges. it must have been an i.t. problem. how do i know? so many e-mails over the summer. i am worried. we work with these students, and they are nervous, and it did not happen, and that was the beginning of fall whole experience. it was awful what happened, and i want to say i felt like you might as well have given us a chisel and a hammer and we would have done the same job may be better because when it freezes we cannot even use it. at least a hammer and chisel you can use. this is coming seven days before the rest of the faculty, and we work hard, and we wind up with schedules with 12 classes on them because the system did not work. it was crazy at our school. you're number one job is to make sure the schools are open smoothly. that is the no
write to arnie duncan perry dead -- to arnie duncan. >> thank you. >> good evening, commissioners. i will say one positive thing
for super man, michelle reed. secretary of education, arnie duncan. from the bill and melinda gates foundation. >> in the south bronx, my kid who is don't speak english need an extra vocabulary and phonics block. i need extra time to do test prep, but we have a union contract who said the school day is from 8:20 to 3:30. >> live in new york for education nation. the united states wants a world leader in public education and it's now failing our children. of the world's 34 developed economies, american students ranked 24th in math, 17th in science, 10th in literacy. the public knows this all too well. in the "wall street journal" poll, an astounding 77%, more than 3/4 of the question give our schools a c, d, or an f grade. the man with a daunting challenge is here with me now. education secretary arnie duncan. for for participating in the conversations for education nation. as the key leader, you are showing us the way. let's talk about the rankings. finland, south korea singapore have 100% ratings of getting the top third students to choose to be teachers. we have something like 21%
education secretary arnie duncan, randy wynne guarden and the mayor of boston and two journalists featured in "waiting for superman," jonathan alter and jay matthews. that's next monday, september 27th only here on msnbc. >>> now to politics -- because fresh off of a trip to iowa, sarah palin is now saying for the first time that she may run for president. unless someone with the conservative credentials she thinks are right with america gets into the game. >> if nobody else wanted to step up, i would offer myself up in the name of service to the public, but, i also know anybody, anybody can make a huge difference in this country without a title, without an office, just being out there as an advocate for solutions that can work to get the country on the right track. that's where i am now. it's a comfortable place to be. >> democratic strategist tad divine and vin weber joins us now. vin, you heard sarah palin say, if nobody else wanted to step up, do you think that's the case that nobody else would step up. >> she left herself a very big out. first of all, a lot of candidates, especially i
move. i support the present and arnie with "raced to the top." i know that people in congress hit this because the teachers unions want to see it out. closingladdie's -- lousy schools and using data -- >> when you hear people arguing this, what are they really saying? i want the status quo to stay. all the adults are happy. that is what michelle ree says. this system is built for harmony among adults. the status quo stays the same. the adults are ok and the kids are screwed. the house is on fire. if we do not make radical changes and pushed the status quo, we will never fix our schools. tavis: i am not arguing with that premise. i wanted to press the issue, , geoffreyhat i got a g,eoffr offering his transparency. you initially said no to doing this. you went to geoffrey. and now we have this great documentary. >> we are happy to say we were wrong. tavis: why did you say no, david? >> first of all, he was busy. tavis: you said no, too, though. >> i had done a movie 10 years ago about the public school teachers, heart. i also felt that it was a storytelling quagmire. it is so compli
a while to make accountability stick. >> one of your guests today, the secretary of education, arnie duncan, said education should be one of the main things people look at when they are choosing a candidate. do voters place this as a priority? it's not the sexy topic sometimes when we look at terrorism and other things. >> i think that's such an interesting point. if you do poll people, we know education ranks so high, but "waiting for superman" the film that's out this weekend underscores this. you scratch your head and say, gosh, this is a mess. it seems so big. one of the things i want to do this morning is cut to the core of the problems, a, to talk about what's working and how to break down the problems to start addressing them. what's the bottom line? do we have the best teachers in front of our kids? gettingi into that point is wha the reform movement is about. >> the president's weekly radio address talked about the pledge for america, the republican pledge that they have released. one thing they talked about was repealing the health care bill. but most people not only don't
for fifth place now with switzerland. >>> education secretary arnie duncan was at a d.c. high school to announce this year's list of blue ribbon schools. they are being recognized for efforts to raise achievement levels of disadvantaged and minority students. 300 schools were named. you can see the full list on our website tonight at nightly.msnbc.com. we also learned today u.s. fighter jets were nearly launched last month to shoot down an unmanned navy drone that had gone astray in the air space near the nation's capital. the admiral in charge of the northern command said he was in the operations center when controllers lost contact with the drone on radar and it flew into restricted air space. just as the fighter aircraft were about to launch apparently the navy managed to reprogram the drone and bring it back. >>> on wall street today, stocks finished modestly higher on a very light trading day. the dow finished up just over 28 points. when our broadcast continues tonight from new orleans, making a difference by helping kids here capture the spirit of this city five years after a
awards will be honored. arnie duncan will announce the winners this morning for schools without walls. 5:48. 61 degree outside. time for traffic and weather. >> what a day it is. >> nice and refreshing. >> very refreshing. big chang compared to what we had yesterday. >> the 62nd 90-degree day. if we get five more, i don't think we can, that will tie record. it gets harder and harder every day. we lose on average of two minutes of sunlight every day. look at the cold fronts moving through. point that yesterday, upper 70's today. reagan national, 66 degrees. dark outside. sun isn't up for another hour. humidity extremely low. that allows our nighttime temperatures to drop further as well. you have the clear skies at night with that really dry air allow allowing temperatures to plummet. in potomac, we're 55. culpepper, silver springs, 61. the high temperature at reagan national, cooler. average high temperature now is 81 degrees. the record today is 98. we'll be in the upper 70's. there are the recommend innocents of -- remnantsor hermine. we could see a little bit of that moisture break of
but it is a cool start. we're in the 40s. that's all going to change. >>> if you're a long team member of arnie's army, he's here to join us. it's a familiar theme around here this time of the year. we'll also update your traffic and check on the weather a little more deeply right after this. ,,,,,, today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. >>> a cool start to the day, but we'll warm it up it. is 49 in baltimore. suburbs have dropped down to 47, 46. that is nearly a 15 and in some case as 17-degree swing. the winds are light. all that air came in on northerly winds. the winds today will turn around to the south that will begin the warmup. today is the in between day. the temperatures getting up into the upper 70s, which is average. out to the west, here's the nex
the education secretary arnie duncan, he was here in "the situation room." >>> and a soldier's homecoming turns into a police i want. >>> in "the situation room" happening now, an ominous discovery under the water. researchers now think they know what happened to all of that oil gushing to the gulf of mexico. brian todd is investigating. stand by for his report. >> the former british prime minister tony blair is in the situation room. does he have thoughts about going to war ? . >>> president obama is putting students front and center on this day in the second back-to-school address. he's pushing the nation's kids to work hard and stay focused on their grades even if it gets touched. >> my grades were slipping. i hasn't started my college applications. i was acting, as my mother put it, sort of casual about my future. i was doing good enough, i was smart enough that i could kind of get by. but i wasn't really applying myself. so i suspect there's a conversation that will sound familiar to some students and some parents here today. she decided to sit me down and said i had to change my attitude.
. and they are gaining more and more power. our u.s. education secretary arnie duncan vowed to make sure that his department -- take a guess. what? improve graduation rates? no. improve test scores? no, no. he vowed that his department would work to make american children into good environmental citizens. watch. >> a well educated citizen knows we must not act in this generation in ways to endownger the next. they teach students about how the climate is changing, they explain the science behind climate change and how we can change our daily practices to help save our planet and role in preparing students for jobs in the green economy. >> glenn: there is no green economy. america, this is your job as a parent. did you ask your schools to make your child a green environmental citizen? then the assistant secretary of energy who recently talked about the administration's four tactics for the deployment of clean energy. the first three were government subsidiaries. the last one, quote -- you're going to love this. she says "it's where we have a mandate, where we can actually just issue regulations and
. arnie duncan will announce the winners this morning at d.c.'s school without walls. >> time now for traffic and weather every 10 minutes. adam, it is unusual to need a sweater in the morning, but it is one of those days. >> long sleeves and a jacket wouldn't hurt outside. and also tomorrow morning. that's what we get from a september cold front. they have the cooler temperatures. they draw in that cooler air. fun to track them and feel them the next morning. i get excited about the september cold fronts. there is a beautiful shot of the day early this morning with the sun coming up over the horizon dounts. looks good. dew point of only 46. 55 now at reagan national. it is comfortable. it is a refreshing morning. arlington tone, 63. ash ford, 61. bowie, clarksburg at 66. we topped out at 96 yesterday at reagan national. that made it the 62nd 90-degree day of the year. today will be about 15 degrees cooler than what we had yesterday. notice remnants of hermine in the country. it could drop some rain on us by sunday. until then, high and dry and very comfortable. a lot cooler today
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. >> great to meet you as part of education nation. i will introduce to you arnie duncan in a couple. you have important lessons for us to learn. >> thank you, a pleasure. >> coming up next from cradle to college, more with geoffrey canada. updating the breaking news, the carter center said jimmy carter is resting comfortably after developing an upset stomach on the flight to cleveland. he was taken to the hospital for observation and expected to resume his book tour later this week. i jumped the gun. he is 85 for another day and a half. he turns 86 on friday, october 1st. we'll be right back. i didn't miss a premium payment for 10 years. and i'm worried if i lose my job, i won't be able to afford insurance. when i graduated from college, i lost my health insurance. the minute i got sick, i lost my insurance. not anymore. not anymore. not anymore. america's healthcare reforms change lives for the better. to find out how it can help you, visit us at americasfairhealthcare.org it's not just fair, it's the law. bankers are known to be a little bit in love with themselves.. trust me. are we g
. joining rhee are secretary of education, arnie de duncan, for d.c. city administrator robert bobb and president of the american federation of teachers randi weingarten who has butted heads with rhee in the past. you can watch it here at 10:30. >>> a manassas neighborhood now knows what cause add fire that ripped through theircommunity. on thursday flames jumped from house to house on tillett loop destroying three homes and damaged five othe. darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyedhree homes in manassas on thursday was caused by a resident who threw a cigarette butt in a potted plant on his deck. >> potting soil is not dirt. potting soil is organic material. the mulch that is in these potted plants sometimes is shredded timber. >reporter: the fire marshal says the blaze in the sumner lake community spread from the potted plant to the deck to the nyl siding a then to adjacent homes. 's been ruled an accident. the fire marshal says the smoker, whose house was among th
in florida. joining us, president of the arab american institute. >>> and later, education secretary arnie kun dan duncan here. trying to raise the grade for america's school children. hz when life's this hard, graduating can be even harder. but you can help jose and the students in your community make it through by visiting boostup.org. [ both screaming ] i got into one of the most expensive schools in the country! [ male announcer ] when stress gives you heartburn with headache... alka-seltzer gives you relief fast. [ low male ] plop, plop. [ high male ] fizz, fizz. >>> and this breaking news just in. the state department has just issued a worldwide travel warning because of this threat of this koran burning, and this because of the reaction and american flags that have been burned and other threats that are perceived to americans traveling abroad. so this has just been issued by the state department. it is something that is done traditionally when they are concerned about the safety of americans abroad. both official americans and tour rifts and travelers, because of reaction against th
from arnie. i know the bush tax cuts extension is your number one priority, but can you talk about the benefits of a payroll tax holiday -- a payroll tax, holiday, or any other? can you tell us about policies that the chamber might support? >> there has been talk about a holiday and how that might be structured to, whether it is across the board payroll tax -- there have been some questions on a payroll tax holiday and there have been questions about whether it is across the board, employer, employee, exactly who qualifies for it. there has been a lot of hype about the so-called higher act. -- hire act. and given the short term tax rebate for hiring a worker that has been out of work for two months or more. the problem with that particular legislation is, one, it is not focused at the margin. if you hire anybody that meet the minimum qualifications, you get a credit for it. it is not like you have to hire more than if you have laid off. you just have to hire. well, businesses hire and let people go every day. every month you see in the statistics a net figure that has huge growth
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